Triple Crown

So far, Uncle Mo’s only competition has been the clock

Preparations have gone perfectly so far for unbeaten 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo, but that doesn’t mean a few more of trainer Todd Pletcher’s hairs haven’t turned gray. “You’re always concerned about your preparation, whether it’s going to be exactly right on the one day of a horse’s lifetime,” Pletcher said. No one has really challenged […]

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Teenage trainer Raxon Cho gives dad hand with PDI #3 Premier Pegasus

Athlete, saxophonist, cellist, pianist and trainer’s assistant for a Derby contender. Not a bad resume for a 17-year-old junior in high school. Raxon Cho, whose dad Myung Kwon Cho trains Premier Pegasus, is excited about the opportunity to help prep the son of Fusaichi Pegasus for this weekend’s Santa Anita Derby. “Having Premier Pegasus, a […]

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Baffert: Jaycito ‘needs Kentucky, he needs a mile and a quarter’

Trainer Bob Baffert looked at two options with Zayat Stable’s Jaycito, both on Saturday: the Santa Anita Derby or Wood Memorial in New York. He opted to keep the Victory Gallop colt at Santa Anita, where he finished a distant second to Premier Pegasus in the San Felipe Stakes, Jaycito’s first start of 2011 and […]

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Archarcharch Has Connections Confident After Six Furlong Drill

Press Release Robert Yagos’ Archarcharch had trainer Jinks Fires and Jon Court beaming after he completed a six-furlong workout in a sharp 1:12 1/5 over a fast track Wednesday morning at Oaklawn Park. The son of Arch has had a star-crossed season at Oaklawn, but his connections are confident he is saving his best for […]

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It’s On! PDI #4 The Factor Set for Arkansas Derby

Press Release The Factor, a flashy, front-running winner of the Rebel Stakes (G2) last month, is set to return to Oaklawn Park for the marquee racing event of the season in next Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). After an easy Monday morning workout at trainer Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita Park base in California, The Factor is […]

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Storms delay PDI #1 Uncle Mo’s New York arrival

Due to expected thunderstorms in both the New York and Florida areas, a flight expected to bring Uncle Mo along with 19 other horses from south Florida to New York today was cancelled. Other horses expected on the flight include Apriority and Morning Line, both scheduled to run in the Carter Handicap on Saturday at […]

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Derby Diary: What transpired on Sunday was one facet of horse racing that makes it so captivating

Soldat co-owner Craig Roberston sounds off on Sunday’s Florida Derby and the disappointing finish for his colt. And in it, he captures the essence of what makes racing so great and at times so infuriating. “Upon reflection, it occurs to me that, as much as I would have preferred a different outcome, what transpired on […]

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Left at the Gate: Dialed In not quite a locomotive

Alan Mann at Left at the Gate took exception to some of the superlatives thrown at Dialed In after his deep closing style just barely caught a tiring Shackleford at the wire in Sunday’s Florida Derby. New York Times writer Joe Drape wrote that Dialed In “powered down the stretch like a locomotive” but Mann […]

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Dialed In Now Number 2 on Graded Stakes Earnings List

Press Release Dialed In, who banked $600,000 for his last-to-first victory in Sunday’s Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, jumped from No. 17 to No. 2 on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List, and longshot runner-up Shackleford is positioned at No. 20. The list will likely determine the field for […]

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Blue Grass Stakes expects big field

Kentucky Jockey Club winner Santiva heads the list of potential runners in the April 16th Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Racing secretary Ben Huffman is expecting a field of 10 or 11 for the Lexinton track’s biggest race.

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